I am an assistant professor of planetary science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently I am building an experimental petrology lab, and recruiting students interested in experimental petrology at the MS or PhD levels. A description of the position can be found here.
In July 2017 I wrapped up a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin, where I worked with Marc Hesse, Whitney Behr, John Lassiter, and Afu Lin on kinetic fractionation of noble gasses beneath mid-ocean ridges, the thermal history and physical structure of the lithospheric mantle and oceanic crust, and the viscosity and density of a lunar magma ocean melt. Motivated by long term personal interest and the recent MESSENGER mission to Mercury, I also conducted a trace element and Ar-Ar investigation into the origin of an enstatite achondrite.
I completed my PhD at Brown University with Yan Liang and Greg Hirth and was an undergraduate at the University of Rochester; with Asish Basu and Carmala Garzione I did field research in Bolivia. I also have two years of experience in geotechnical and environmental consulting.